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Cougars must be on guard against underdog Arizona Wildcats

Washington State’s now historic run of wins to start Pac-12 play has been set against a backdrop of unwelcome off-the-field news that started even before the season began.


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against Arizona

Don’t take your eyes off … Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins is arguably the Pac-12’s most explosive playmaker with the ball in his hands. He has run the ball for 20 …


Luke Falk had serious trials before finding happiness at WSU

The history between Brandon Dawkins and Luke Falk is fairly fleeting, and though each quarterback for a time held the starting job the other coveted, the transitory nature of their …


The pick: Why WSU will beat Arizona

This has been an unpredictable year in the Pac-12, if you’re talking about preseason predictions. But since Week 7 or so, the conference has been thoroughly predictable.


Impact player: WSU’s Malachi Flynn

Malachi Flynn may only be a freshmen, but the youngster from Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep is expected to be a difference maker for the Cougars in his first year.


Mike Leach’s compliment rubs OSU coach the wrong way

When Mike Leach said Oregon State was “an explosive team” and “every bit as talented as we are” during Washington State’s weekly Monday press conference, it seemed like the sort …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 10 Pac-12 picks

To illustrate just how shook up the Pac-12 is this year, take a look at the line on the Colorado vs. UCLA game. The Bruins were projected to win the …


WSU’s Falk a finalist for Golden Arm award

As the Washington State Cougars keep finding ways to win, the quarterback at the helm of the Air Raid offense once again finds himself in the national spotlight. Luke Falk, …


WSU is No. 25 in first College Football Playoff rankings

There is an emerging consensus that there are exactly 24 FBS football teams better than Washington State this week, no more and no less. The Cougars made their debut in …


Highly coveted center will play basketball at WSU

Ernie Kent landed one of the most highly-coveted recruits of his time as the Washington State head coach on Tuesday night when junior college center Davante Cooper committed to Washington …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 10 Pac-12 Power Rankings

Two years ago, the Pac-12 had its Year of the Quarterback. Only two teams did not return a starter entering 2014, and Marcus Mariota, Sean Mannion and Brett Hundley were …


First Look: WSU vs. Arizona

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Arizona. What is it: Arizona (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12) heads north hoping to get its first …


WSU vs. Cal set for 7:30 p.m. kickoff

PULLMAN – Washington State’s reprieve from football games played at night will be short indeed. After taking a one week break for this weekend’s 1 p.m. game against Arizona, the …


No. 25 WSU enters AP ranking for first time in 2016

Washington State enters Week 10 of the college football season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll at No. 25, the first time the Cougars have been ranked all …


WSU vs. Arizona set for 1 p.m. kick

PULLMAN – Washington State is about to find out what Pac-12 football looks like in the daylight. The Cougars will play their day game in nearly two months on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 30, 2016

Washington State overcomes three-score deficit to win at Oregon State, 35-31

Given the opponent’s previous body of work and with the majority of the country long asleep by halftime, Washington State’s 35-31 win at Oregon State on Saturday night is unlikely …


WSU notebook: Teammates pay tribute to suspended Robert Barber

Robert Barber did not travel with Washington State to Corvallis for Saturday night’s game against Oregon State, making it the first game the Cougars played without their starting nose tackle.


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday at Oregon State

What to watch for in Washington State’s game at Oregon State on Saturday.


Analysis: It’s time for ASU coach Todd Graham to be held accountable

Let’s dispel once and for all the notion that Arizona State coach Todd Graham did not know what he was doing when he told Washington State coach Mike Leach his …


WSU Cougars’ Robert Barber misses football practice in connection with apparent denial of suspension appeal

Starting nose tackle Robert Barber was not at Washington State’s practice on Wednesday, and it appears that his appeal of a university suspension has been denied.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 9 Pac-12 picks

There is a football game on Thursday, and under some circumstances it could be pretty intriguing. California has proved to be a team that can beat or lose to anybody …


Showdown between Utah and UW critical for both teams

This weekend against No. 5 Washington, No. 17 Utah will play either spoiler or kingmaker. The Huskies (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) are the Pac-12’s only team with a realistic chance of …


Colorado dines on In-N-Out after Stanford win

They say that an army marches on its stomach, and the Colorado Buffaloes also need full bellies to stampede. While the team’s 10-5 win at Stanford this weekend may have …


Pac-12 notes: Faavae Faavae chooses WSU to play early, pursue business interests

The newest member of Washington State’s 2017 recruiting class, weakside linebacker Faavae Faavae, made his decision public on the Petros and Money show on Los Angeles radio.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 9 Pac-12 power rankings

Regime change came quickly in the Pac-12, and it does not appear to be a one-year blip, either. It’s Week 9 and the Washington schools have yet to lose a …


WSU keeps winning, but fourth-quarter problems are real

Nearly halfway through Washington State’s Pac-12 schedule, an undefeated conference record remains there for the taking. But the Cougars have to stop trying to give games away.


WSU takes on ASU both on and off the field

And so Washington State, having decided that it prefers the bully hat to the victim cap, takes its aggressive act to Arizona State, hoping to once again disrobe a longtime …


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday at Arizona State

2 Minute Drill


WSU picked last by Pac-12 media, but Ernie Kent has high expectations

The first two years of the Ernie Kent era at Washington State were a lesson in the fickle devotions of sports fans.


Oregon picked to win Pac-12 basketball championship

While the Oregon football program may be taking a break from competing for national championships, the men’s basketball team looks capable of bringing a title back to Eugene.